Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire

705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire

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Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire

Designed as an 80% street and 20% off road mix, the 705 Series by Shinko gives the long distance adventure touring and dual sport rider a legitimate performance bargain. With an aggressive tread pattern, the 705 rear tire balances superb all weather street handling ability with competent off road capability.
  • Rubber compound resists chunking during off road use
  • All sizes are designed for front or rear fitment, unless noted
  • 4-ply nylon construction
  • Tube Type "TT"
  • Tubeless "TL"
Speed ratings are:
  • H Rated (130 MPH)
  • Q Rated (99 MPH)
  • P Rated (94 MPH)

**Note: 150/70R-17 TL is radial construction, H speed rating

TT = Tube Type Tire

TL = Tube-less Tire

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The perfect road tire for people who like to explore a little

I've just put on my 5th Shinko 705 rear (still on my second 705 front) and after about 20,000 miles experience with them (paired with the 705 front) feel like I know these tires well enough to bother reviewing them. :-) I run them on my Suzuki V-Strom DL650. Probably 85% of my miles are from loaded touring on twisty back-roads and small highways, another 10% unloaded ripping through the twisties, and a final 5% exploring gravel roads, jeep trails, and basically as far as I can get the 'Strom into the mountains before I get it stuck. Prior to these tires I had more street-focused Continental Trail Attack 2 tires which were great on the asphalt, but pretty scary of gravel roads (with pressure in the tires) and totally useless on even Vermont's graded, but soggy springtime dirt roads. I once got stuck in a 2-inch melting snow pile because the Contis didn't have enough tread to bite. The 705s on the other hand are a great tread pattern for my purposes. This is definitely not a dirt-bike tire, but they are chunky enough to dig into soft surfaces to make it across wet grass or get unstuck in a pinch. Also the pattern of the blocks allow them to smoothly release grip and drift when cornering on gravel unlike the Contis which felt like they would loose their grip in jerky steps when cornering. When aired down to ~25-28psi cruising at 50mph on gravel roads is no problem with the 705s -- at full pressure there is a bit more bouncing, but they still feel in control at slightly lower speeds. While I avoid deep mud and sand pits, these have been fine to get me up into the mountains on rocky/gravely jeep trails both in VT and the Rockies, with the limiting factor being the 'Strom's ground-clearance and suspension rather than the tires. While a more off-road focused tire would be great off-road, what I love about the 705 is that it is a great on-road tire for the 95% of my miles that I'm on asphalt. The traction in wet is fabulous and I've never been able to notice any slippage in cornering on dry pavement, though I'm definitely not dragging my knee around a track. Part of the reason I hesitate to put on a more dirt oriented tire is that I'm loath to give of the on-road grip I get with these and I'm not trying to swim the bike In terms of durability, I've gotten the following mileage out of my 705s, with most of the miles loaded up touring with camping gear: Rear 1: 4,400 miles (lots of excessive throttle on gravel roads) Rear 2: 5,563 miles (2/32 remaining) Rear 3: 5,118 miles (1.5-2/32 remaining) Rear 4: 5,764 miles (0/32 remaining) Front 1: 15,004 miles (scalloping started at 11,000 miles, scallops to 0/32 tread at 15k miles) Front 2: 5,800 miles and looking brand new 5,000-6,000 miles isn't great lifetime for the tire, but at around $80 each, it isn't a bad deal either if you have spoons and change your own tires. For a 10,000 mile trip a few years ago I just shipped a tire to a friend's house at the halfway mark and didn't feel bad about not using the last 2/32" of tread. Overall, I heartily enjoy this tire and will will be ordering more once #5 wears out.

Adam - August 24, 2016

(Middlebury, VT)

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High Value Rubber

Gone through a few sets of the Shinko 705 on my 09 Suzuki DR650. Smooth and reliable tire. Corners well; good wet weather traction. Ridden on some long trips (5,000 mile) with -0- problems. Likely a best buy at the price.

Jim - August 19, 2016

(Harlingen, TX)

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Great Tire but what has happened to shipping service?

The tire is great - grips, rides smooth, no complaints. But the last few times I've ordered from M/C Superstore, it has taken a week to get the order confirmation email, then days to get tires or other products. I used to get tires two days after I ordered them - now it's 8 or 9 days. I don't know what has changed in their business model, but after spending thousands here, I've going elsewhere.

Rich - June 16, 2016

(Nacogdoches, TX)

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SHINKO 705 DUAL SPORT

I RIDE A MODIFIED 1981 HONDA 1100 GOLDWING "STREET TRACKER". I ORIGINALLY BOUGHT THIS TIRE MORE FOR IT'S RUGGED LOOKS THAN ANYTHING ELSE. I DO MOST OF MY RIDING ON ASPHALT, AND WAS SURPRISED AT THE STABILITY, CORNERING, AND TRACTION OF THE SHINKO 705 TIRE. AS FAR AS TREAD LIFE IS CONCERNED..... I PUT MORE THAN 10,000 MILES ON MY LAST REAR TIRE!!! I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE SHINKO STREET TIRES, BUT I'D RECOMMEND THESE DUAL SPORTS TO EVERYONE!!!

MIKE K - June 6, 2016

(MERIDIAN, ID)

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It just works

I tried these Shinkos on another bike and they worked great and the price was right. Rather than trying different brands and models I like to just stick with something that works. I commute on a DR650 on a mix of gravel and blacktop. My last rear tire went 6,000 miles before it was bald and squared off. I replaced it with another Shinko 705.

Eric - May 10, 2016

(Hull, IA)

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shinko 705 rear tire

Just put the shinko 705 rear tire on my 99 Triumph Tiger. Super smooth and has great grip on wet or dry pavement. This is by far the best tire that I have used.

Jeffrey - April 16, 2016

(lebanon, OR)

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Short Life

This tire has a great price and good traction wet or dry roads (not mud). Cornering is ok once you get a feel for the tire, falls in faster than any tire I've had. Tread life looks like it's going to be at the wear bars on only 3K miles. A little more vibration than a strictly street tire but that's to be expected.

Michael - April 6, 2016

(EVANSVILLE, IN)

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Going on fifth set of 705's

After trying several others for 20,000 miles, NOTHING really betters these for my use. The price makes it a no brainer. The following 30,000 miles on the 705's riding 12/12 make me a long term fan. I get the same wear rate but considering the much lower cost I don't take the tread down as far. Even still, it's safer cheaper riding.

Don - March 7, 2016

(Sacramento, CA)

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Shrinko 705

Have these tires on several DS bikes used for street and mild backroads . A really great tire for daily rides on dry or wet streets, gravel , dry dirt, loom . Not for wet dirt/mud or grass . Tread lasts me 5500 to 7000 miles depending which bike and how hard I ride that bike . Traction is great as is cornering . Smooth and quiet running . I have a 19" rear on the front of an XT600 for a SM style and a 150-18 rear(6" wide), great use for them. Will continue to buy for my SM and 80-90% street DS bikes.

Jeff - January 28, 2016

(Colby, WI)

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705 Shinko

I use these tires on my BMW GS 1200 and my Super Tenere. I have purchased at least 16 front and rear! I get 5k from the rear and 12-13k from the front. I have ridden on a lot of seasonal roads(dirt) hot,hot weather ( key west in July) , cold in Newfoundland , lots of rain and I've never had any problem with the exception of a nail once or twice. I have used many other brands in the past and none have out performed the 705. Great tire !!!

Deke - December 10, 2015

(Rhinebeck, NY)

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Good for the Money

3K on front and rear on klr 650...I like the rear tire for back roads and some gravel...will get 5k out of rear....On the front i will not replace with same tire...maybe a shinko 244...I find that the front 705 is unsafe in wet conditions and dont care for handling...i prefer the 700 or 244 upfront...I have tried front from 22psi up to 38psi...

Barry - November 25, 2015

(North HI, CA)

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Shinko 705

I refer to 705's as Metzler Tourance clones. Work great, road and good gravel. I only get about 4500 miles on a rear, but for 63.00,what a deal!

Roger - October 30, 2015

(Eugene, OR)

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Great tire for me.

KLR 650, I ride real easy, but I like to turn quickly. These tires have never let me down rain or shine. I ride year round, cold and hot wet or dry. Don't expect much in mud, especially clay. Gravel sand, hard pack dirt roads they are really good. 16,000 miles on front and 40% left, 8500 miles for rear is about what I have been getting. I ride mostly paved, but I live a mile back on a gravel road. I have bought 3 rears and 2 fronts in 37,000 miles. One set of 244s but the 705s fit my riding stile more.

John - October 15, 2015

(Lancaster, SC)

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Great DS tires

Huge bang for the buck on these tires. I'm on my 3rd rear and 2nd front in 21k miles (the stock Pirelli tires wore out in 4k, so you do the math). All in all, I ride about 70% street very aggressively like a sport bike, and 30% as a dirt/gravel rider on gnarly dry stuff, but not sand or mud. These tires work well in dry dirt/gravel even at street pressures (better lower of course), and very good in all conditions on the street. Wet traction isn't as good a 90/10 or 80/20 tire, but still great. Tread life is just okay for the rear, like most real DS tire, so it's on par. That said, I can literally buy a full set of Shinko's for the price of one rear tire of another brand and after 16k on them on my Tiger 800xc can say I'm not changing brands.

Gritboy - October 7, 2015

(Sacramento, CA)

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SHINKO 705 tire

I put 7500+ miles on each 705 rear tire on my Suzuki DR-650 and 7000+ miles on each one on my Kawaski KLR-650 rear tires (over 10000 miles on the 705s on the front of both bikes.90%+ on the street and the rest on fire and dirt roads.Good on all roads I ride for the $$$$

dennis r - October 1, 2015

(lancaster, CA)
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